Consultant to support delivery of training on the prosecution of cases of the manipulation of sports competitions

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Result of Service
1. The Preparatory materials are developed 2. The Training agenda and materials are completed 3. The training session has been delivered 4. The Evaluation and final report are completed
Work Location
Home-based with a possibility of potential travel (e.g. United Arab Emirates, Vienna)
Expected duration
6-14 May 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
Background of the assignment: There is growing recognition that more efforts need to be undertaken and resources devoted to addressing corruption in sport. This has been repeatedly highlighted at the international level*, including through the adoption of relevant resolutions by the General Assembly, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and the Group of 20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. These set out key issues that need to be addressed to address the problem of corruption in sport, including the manipulation of sports competitions. In order to support Governments, sports organizations and relevant stakeholders combat corruption and economic crime in sport, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launched the Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Economic Crime**, an integral part of the UNODC Global Programme to Prevent and Combat Corruption through Effective Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Support of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (GLOZ99). A particular focus of the Programme is on tackling the manipulation of sports competitions. While the vulnerability of sport to competition manipulation is increasingly understood, low rates of prosecution contribute to making the manipulation of sports competitions a high-profit, low-risk activity for those involved in this type of illicit activity. Therefore, prosecution techniques and approaches require attention to increase the rate of successful convictions, whilst giving due attention to due process, the rights of the defendant and legal provisions in various jurisdictions. Purpose of the assignment: The consultant will play a crucial role in developing and delivering a comprehensive two-day training for prosecutors on effective prosecution techniques and approaches for cases of competition manipulation. This initiative aims to enhance prosecutorial capacities, ensuring due process and adherence to legal standards across jurisdictions. Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Thematic Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, and the direct supervision of appropriate staff of the Section, the incumbent will perform the following substantive duties and responsibilities: • Preparation: Review relevant UNODC and International Olympic Committee, materials to align the training content with best practices and legal standards. • Development: Create a dynamic training agenda that covers critical areas such as the role of prosecutors, stages of prosecution, case screening, evidence presentation, and post-conviction actions. • Resource Creation: Develop case studies, scenarios, and checklists to facilitate practical learning and application. • Training Delivery: Conduct the two-day training session, incorporating interactive sessions, discussions, and feedback mechanisms. • Evaluation and Reporting: Gather participant feedback, assess training outcomes, and submit a comprehensive report with recommendations for future sessions. At all times, the consultant shall provide to UNODC access to intermediate products of the consultancy. * **
Qualifications/special skills
• An advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in law, criminology, political science, public administration, or a relevant discipline is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree; • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience as a criminal justice practitioner (prosecution) is required; • An understanding of/experience working with sport organizations, law enforcement agency or criminal justice authority is desirable; • Experience in prosecution of competition manipulation cases is desirable; • Experience in drafting publications, educational or guidance material, or similar for law enforcement or criminal justice practitioners is desirable; • Experience in conducting investigations into the manipulation of sports competitions is desirable. • Demonstrable expert knowledge of issues relating to corruption in sport, in particular the manipulation of sports competitions, is required; • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English, are required.
• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Additional Information
Not available.
No Fee
Vienna, Austria
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